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an investigation into his biographer, paula broadwell, for allegedly accessing petraeus' e-mails. all this just a week before the general was set to testify before congress on the benghazi attack. joining me now is greg miller, national security correspondent for "the washington post." greg, what a morning. let's get right to it. i'd like to hear the latest that you've learned. >> well, you know, the big question now is what is the reason for this fbi investigation into this e-mail? and it does look like this is an access to a personal e-mail account. so, this is not a case, as it initially appeared yesterday, of david petraeus coming forward to clear a guilty conscience or something. this is a case where he was flushed out in the open by an fbi investigation that had to do with security. >> okay. now, nbc news has not yet been able to reach paula broadwell for comment, so we haven't confirmed that she is, quote, the woman, but we do know the fbi's investigating her for possibly accessing petraeus' e-mail. what kind of information were she to be able to access that, would she have gotten? >> we
to the fbi about harassing e-mails sent from this woman, paula broadwell, to the another unnamed woman. petraeus was not the focus of investigators, but that led them to other e-mails between petraeus and broadwell which officials tell nbc news were indicative of an extramarital affair. the general admitted to an extramarital affair in his resignation letter. meanwhile we're now hearing from petraeus' former spokesperson. he talked to kristen welker. she's in washington with more. >> i interviewed steven boylan by phone saturday. he called petraeus a mentor and friend. boylan says he's stunned by the news about his former boss. in the meantime, new details are emerging about how this all came to light. according to multiple sources, the down fall of general david petraeus all started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi. officials say it was triggered by e-mails from paula broadwell to another woman not related to petraeus who felt she was being harassed and complained to the fbi. officials say in recent weeks, the fb icht traced the e-mails to broadwell and only stumbled on
's biographer paula broadwell is under fbi investigation for improperly trying to access his e-mail and possibly gaining classified information. meanwhile cia deputy director michael morell will serve as acting director. joining me now senior national correspondent for daily news and the daily beast. welcome, eli. >> thanks for having me. >> may i ask what implications there are as to what exactly paula broadwell was trying to do when she allegedly accessed general petraeus's e-mail? >> paula broadwell has chosen not to talk to the media yet. but what the allegations are is that not only was she having an affair with the director but that she was trying and she had access in some ways to his personal g mail account. that g mail account is not the same as the classified cia e-mail, but it can provide the kinds of details that would be extremely interesting to america's adversaries such as his travel schedule, rumors about other sort of senior officials in the obama administration, and other personal details of the director's life that really would be a security risk if they got into the hands of
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